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Montana State University, the State's land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities, by integrating learning, discovery, and engagement.

Montana State University is as remarkable as its setting. Created as a land-grant institution, it is a welcoming, adventurous community of students, faculty and staff distinguished by its commitment to address the world's greatest challenges. The university energizes individuals to discover and pursue their aspirations. It inspires people to engage with the university to improve the human prospect through excellence in education, research, creativity and civic responsibility.

Living in the Bobcats Community

MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, a community of about 37,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana, only 90 miles north of Yellowstone National park. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The local airport is served by seven national airlines with over twenty flights a day to nine cities.

Montana State University is a safe, supportive community offering significant opportunity to integrate educational experience with the great outdoors. The academic culture is one of collaboration in which faculty members mentor students to help them focus their work, develop ideas and create partnerships across disciplines. In so doing, students explore new ideas addressing significant global issues. The environment on campus is responsive, friendly and offers peer mentoring, caring staff, approachable administration, and a comprehensive network of student clubs and activities.
Additionally, Bozeman affords an unparalleled quality of life. It is a unique small town with the energy and cultural offerings of an urban area, and yet has a friendly, casual feel. Surrounded by four mountain ranges, national forests, spectacular ski resorts and blue-ribbon trout streams, the area offers countless opportunities for an active and inspiring lifestyle.